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Within train/car journey of Rome

Hi, we are coming to Italy at the end of March for a week. Have pretty much decided that Rome will be our main destination, (unless you have a better suggestion)hoping the weather there will be a tad warmer than perhaps Umbria or Tuscany. We are meeting friends and so are hoping to find a holiday home within easy striking distance of Rome but in a quieter, pretty old town/village for some rest days. Wonder if anyone can recommend anywhere which might fit the bill, happy to ride about an hour…

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Rome - 4 days without the children, whoo hoo!!!

Hello all

It's been a long time since I graced these wonderful boards. Most of my exploits around the world were fashioned using threads from all the wonderful users.

A few years back, I hung up my rather worn travelling boots to start a family. It's my 40th birthday in a few weeks and I've just been told a relative is looking after the children and we (my fiancee and I) have 4 days in Rome!

You can imagine my excitement (and sadness and leaving them), but you can't remove the traveller…

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south sardinia - perfect place to stay

Hi - just wanted to share a little gem we found in Sardinia - Tiziano renovated a beautiful house in south sardinia and has 5 beautiful guest rooms in his Casa Namaste - it is the most beautiful and peaceful place, check it out on www.casanamaste.it ; the place is easy to reach, half an hour from Cagliari airport by car, and is close to so many beautiful spots; little town Pula is 5 minutes away and has a nice atmosphere and some good (and non-expensive) food… we found this place and loved it…

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Trip advice!

Hi!

Just looking for some advice really. We are travelling to Italy later this year and will be visiting Verona (2 days) Venice (5 days) Florence (5 days) and Rome (5 days).
We have a few places in mind that we would like to visit but just wanted to get some ideas on places to visit and eat etc. Also if you have any rough idea on cost for eating out/ activities etc around those places that would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

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Restopolis - some meals discounts?

We're hoping to travel in Italy later this year and I've been doing a bit of research about restaurant discounts. I'd be interested to know if anyone has any experience of using Restopolis?

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Amalfi Coast - Trip Review.

I visited Italy's stunning Amalfi Coast in September of last year and I fell in love with the place. The scenery is dramatic, and breathtakingly beautiful, the food is fabulous and the Italian culture is so rich and welcoming.

Here is my post from the trip along with the photographs, hopefully it'll inspire other travellers!

http://elistravelsite.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/sorrento-amalfi-coast-italy.html

Thanks for reading!

Elis

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Place to stay on Lago Maggiore, perhaps, or near to Milan Malpensa

Hello, again, thanks for all the help on the car hire etc.

A bit more advice needed please. We are booked into a hotel in Lovere, Lago d'Iseo, for 3 nights over Easter being the nights of Good Friday checking out on Easter Monday. However, we fly into Milan Malpensa arriving at 6,30pm the previous night Thursday, then shall collect our car there, so we are probably looking at leaving the airport with our car at the earliest about 7,30pm: it will probably be dark early April and we are looking…

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Discounted restaurant meals schemes in Italy?

I'm wondering if there's a scheme for discounted restaurant meals in Italy? In the UK, there is the Tastecard for 50% off food or 2 for 1 at certain places. There's Restopolitan in France and Spain which usually gives 2 for 1. Does anyone know of anything equivalent in Italy? Thanks in anticipation.

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Has anyone been to the Venice Biennale?

2015 is a biennial year for Venice's art festival (runs from May into November), and I will be in the area in September and thought I might go. I have been to Venice several times, so this time I was thinking of just stopping there for the Biennale. I've been on the website -- http://www.labiennale.org/en/biennale/index.html -- and it's hard to get an idea of how much a person can see/do and in what time frame (# of days), especially since there are so many different venues. I am a…

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8-9 days in Italy, trying to prioritize.

Hi all,

My wife and I are flying into ZRH on 4/14 and leaving 4/24. We plan on spending the brunt (8-9 days) of the trip in Italy, but could use some direction as to how to do it. The initial plan is to rent a car for the trip. Yes, flying into ZRH is not ideal for a trip in Italy but it's the way the frequent flyer miles worked, so that part is non-negotiable.

We would like to see Tuscany, Rome, Florence, and Naples. We like food, wine, architecture and she is interested in religious sites.…